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TSM announce new AD Carry Kobbe with hilarious “breaking news” skit

Published: 24/Nov/2019 23:12 Updated: 2/Nov/2020 10:35

by Scott Robertson

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Team SoloMid announced their latest acquisition of the LCS offseason ahead of the 2020 spring split, with the signing of Danish player Kasper ‘Kobbe’ Kobberup from European team Splyce. 

The LCS offseason is never short on big-name moves or high-quality memes, and TSM is the latest NA organization to combine them both into one top-tier skit.

TSM announced the acquisition with a “breaking news” news report, featuring LCS interviewer and self-proclaimed “meme queen” Ovilee May, TSM founder Andy ‘Reginald’ Dinh, and incoming jungler Joshua ‘Dardoch’ Hartnett.

In the skit, the news anchor checks in with Ovilee, who breaks into the backyard of the TSM house before breaking into the house itself. She briefly speaks to Dardoch before going inside, whilest the news report pokes fun at TSM’s affinity for signing Danish players, labeling Denmark as the “TSM Talent Farming Facility.”

Over the years, TSM has acquired a number of great Danes during offseasons, most notably franchise star and now co-owner Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg.

The broadcast host then speaks to TSM owner Reginald over the phone, who expresses surprise that their newest acquisition is Danish before cheering loudly and proclaiming that TSM “is going to win Worlds.”

After failing to get a comment from Bjergsen, and after failing to enter his room, Ovilee begins to leave to close the segment, but not before Dardoch asks one more time if Kobbe is Danish.

He is Danish, and more importantly than that, he’s coming off a very impressive year in what was the final campaign for the Splyce brand. Splyce surprised LoL fans across the world with their Worlds qualification and their subsequent run through the Worlds group stage. 

Kobbe played for Splyce for four years, and established himself as one of the more consistent bot laners in all of Europe. He’s constantly faced doubters during his time with Splyce, and that experience should prepare him for scrutiny he could face while playing under the TSM banner.

TSM has experienced a slight falling off over the past couple of years. Once regarded as the unstoppable juggernauts that claimed multiple LCS championships, they’ve gone 0-4 on championships in the last four splits, and missed the last two Worlds.

TSM owner Reginald screaming about his team winning Worlds in the announcement skit may have been a bit for the video, but there’s no doubt that he has high expectations for his team each split. This year will be no different, as another Danish duo will be the driving force that determines TSM’s success.

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Riot dev responds to broken League damage bug with Ravenous Hydra

Published: 28/Nov/2020 18:15

by Daniel Cleary

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A Riot Games developer has responded to a bizarre bug in League of Legends, which is preventing the Ravenous Hydra from working with certain champions’ abilities in-game.

Riot Games introduced plenty of changes in the 2021 preseason patch such as completely revamping the League Item Shop and items to improve the game’s experience before Season 11 kicks off.

Ravenous Hydra is one of the items that has remained in League, but it received some updated stats amid the changes. The item still provides players with lifesteal, in the form of Omnivamp, but Riot has now removed the Crescent Active and added 20 Ability Haste in its place.

However, one thing that has not changed much is the item’s passive ability Cleave, which allows basic attacks and abilities to trigger extra damage, which varies based on the distance between targets.

Urgot's splash artLeague players called for a Ravenous Hydra fix after a glitch was found with champions like Urgot.

There are some champions with abilities that had unique interactions with this item, such as Aphelios’ Severum Q, but players have now noticed a bug, which stops it from working correctly with certain champions.

The issue was raised with League dev Riot Phlox, with one Redditor explaining that champions with multi-hit abilities, like Urgots W, Renekton W, and Warwick’s Ult seem to be where the problem lies.

Riot Phlox responded to the bug, revealing that they are now aware of the unusual damage glitch with Ravenous Hydra and that it would be passed on to the League Dev team.

“I’ll pass this along so we can make sure there are eyes on it, thanks!” the League dev responded, confirming they would soon be working on it.

However, he also revealed that he was unsure just when a fix might be issued for this broken damage bug, adding that they “can’t give a timeframe.”

While it is unclear when the patch will arrive in League of Legends, this will still come as good news to Urgot mains, and those who play similar champs, after they were quite vocal on this issue, as it will soon allow them to have more build options in-game.